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Jan 16, 2015

MLB orders pitch clock for minors

Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement on Thursday at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings. He said the decision followed a successful experiment with the clock in the ...

Jan 14, 2015

Royals extend Yost through 2016

Once the new year rolled around, Ned Yost turned his attention to the upcoming season, the new pieces that the Kansas City Royals brought in and the possibilities for new lineups. He made the prospect of a contract extension seem almost like an afterthought. ...

Jan 11, 2015

Rays ship Zobrist, Escobar to A's

The Oakland Athletics acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers Saturday in a trade between teams that have been real busy this offseason. The Rays also got infielder Daniel Robertson, outfielder ...

Jan 8, 2015

Ex-Pirates infielder Sanchez joins Eagles

Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for the 2015 season. Sanchez was not offered a contract by the Pirates and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the team announced Thursday on its website. The ...

Jan 8, 2015

Pedro memoir set for May release

It’s a year for the books for Pedro Martinez, who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this week: Now the pitcher has a memoir coming out in May. The book was first acquired in 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which on Wednesday ...

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Jan 7, 2015

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way. The 208-cm Big Unit became the tallest of the 215 players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the 180-cm Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for ...